Lane Clarke &
Semira de Saulieu
Wins at Hayden
Home Practice Show
Lane Clarke &
Semira de Saulieu
Wins at Hayden
Home Practice Show
Lane Clarke & Semira de Saulieu won the $50,000 CardFlex Grand Prix on March 8th at the HITS Desert Circuit VII in Thermal. In a field of some of the world’s best riders and horses, thirteen went clear and six went double clear. The jump-off was incredibly fast requiring riders to pull out all the stops. Lane was eleventh to go, and with a combination of all out galloping, risky angles and crazy turns, he wowed the crowd with the fastest round.
Serenity & Summer Phillips - Big Winners In Thermal
In addition to Lane’s big Grand Prix win, all Hayden Show Jumping riders were outstanding at their individual levels and have the ribbons to show for it. Serenity Phillips won the $500 Level 5 (1.20M) Farmvet Jumpers Class up against 77 other competitors many of whom were trainers and other top riders. Summer Phillips repeatedly won her 1.10M Jumper classes. One class consisted of 101 horse/rider pairs. Ali Berens also dominated at the 1.0M and 1.10M levels. Below are some additional highlights:
HITS Desert Week VI
Champion - Child Jumper 16-17-Summer Phillips & Ronaldo
Champion - Level 3 Jumpers - April Branson & McLord’s Little Milton
Champion - Level 3 Jumpers – Lane Clarke & High Voltage
HITS Desert Week VII
Champion - Child Jumper Low 1.0M-Ali Berens & McLord’s Little Milton
Champion - Child Jumper 15 & Under-Ali Berens & McLord’s Little Milton
Champion - Child Jumper 16-17-Summer Phillips & Ronaldo
Reserve Champion - Level 5 Jumpers-Serenity Phillips & Tesoro
Reserve Champion – Level 3 Jumpers-April Branson & McLord’s Little Milton
Winner - $500 Level 5 Farmvet 1.20M Jumpers-Serenity Phillips & Tesoro
A big congratulations to the Borgers Family (Brooke Lane Farms) on the recent purchase of the fabulous mare, Semira de Saulieu. We know you will be very happy with her as an outstanding performer in numerous Grand Prixs and the North American Young Rider Championships.
We are proud to be her trainer, and with her incredible work ethic and natural ability, we look forward to a promising future.
Hayden Show Jumping was honored to be featured in the popular California Riding Magazine in February 2015. Trainers Mickey Hayden, Lane Clarke and April Branson were pictured on the cover. Inside, Kim Miller wrote a glowing two-page article about our program, clients, and most recent successes. The article begins on page 14 and can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
After winning SIX Grand Prix events, the GGT Footing Grand Prix Series, and numerous other high placings in Grand Prixs and Classics, the California Professional Horse Association (CPHA) honored Lane with a Special Achievement Award at their Annual Award Dinner in Las Vegas, NV.
2014 was quite a year for many Hayden Show Jumping riders, and Mickey Hayden was also recognized at the dinner for his leadership in helping them achieve success.
Summer Phillips with her horse, Ronaldo, was a big winner at the HITS National Sunshine I Show in Thermal. She earned six first place ribbons and championships in Children’s Jumpers (15 & Under) and 1.0M Children’s Jumpers.
In addition, she placed first in the $1,000 Child Jumper Classic Low. Elena Bonvicini and her horse Chamberlin took second in the Classic and the Reserve Championship in 1.0M Children’s Jumpers behind Summer.
1st - $1,000 Child Jumper Classic Low – Summer Phillips & Ronaldo
2nd - $1,000 Child Jumper Classic Low – Elena Bonvicini & Chamberlin
2nd - $1,000 265-Level 6 Jumpers – Lane Clarke & One Time
2nd - $1,000 266-Level 6 Jumpers – Lane Clarke & One Time
2nd - $2,000 Adult Jumper Classic High – Krista Borgers & High Voltage
3rd- Modified Jr/Am 1.20M Jumpers – Serenity Phillips & Tesoro
Champion – Level 3 Jumpers – Lane Clarke & McLord’s Little Milton
Champion – Level 6 Jumpers – Lane Clarke & One Time
Champion - Adult Jumper 18-35 – Krista Borgers & High Voltage
Champion - Child Jumpers 15 & Under – Summer Phillips & Ronaldo
Champion – Child Jumper Low, 1.0M (3’3”) - Summer Phillips & Ronaldo
Reserve - Level 3 Jumpers – April Branson & Chamberlin
Reserve - Child Jumper Low, 1.0M (3’3”) - Elena Bonvicini & Chamberlin
Reserve – Modified Adult Jumpers .90M – Nancy Percival & Picardo
For the second year in a row, Lane Clarke took first place (and the $7,000 Rider’s Bonus) in the $265,000 GGT Grand Prix Grand Prix Series.
The Series consisted of nine grand prix events in venues around California. Fifty riders earned rankings in the series including our Katie Crampton.
Lane won the Series in 2013 as well.
Va Va Voom (Missy) owned by Ellen Coxe Price, was a big winner with Hayden instructor Olivia Hales Adams aboard. Together they took two first place ribbons in 3’6” Jumpers and one first and two second place ribbons in 3’3” Jumpers. Ari Dicker took first place in the GSDHJA Flat Medal Class riding Domani. She also won a first and second place ribbon in Junior/Amateur Jumpers and a second in Modified Jr/Am Jumpers. Tiffany Chen took top ribbons in Low Children’s Jumpers and Schooling Jumpers. Lastly, our youngster, Stella Saunders took a first place in Leadline.
Ali Berens, Summer Phillips, & Katie Crampton
Winner – $30,000 1.40M Markel Insurance Grand Prix – Lane Clarke & Semira
Winner - $1,500 Modified Junior Am Jumpers – Michael Aguilera & Pandou Vg
Champion – 1.40M Jumpers – Lane Clarke & McLord’s First John
Champion – 1.20M Jumpers – Lane Clarke & One Time
Winner – 3’3” Pre-Green Hunter – Lane Clarke & MacCallan
Winner - $500 Low Child Jumper Classic – Summer Phillips & Ronaldo
Winner – OCHSA 2’6” Medal – Alexa Aziz & DaVinci
4th - $1,000 Children’s Jumper Classic – Summer Phillips & Ronaldo
Champion – Children’s Jumpers – Summer Phillips & Ronaldo
Champion – Low Child Jumpers – Elena Bovicini & Chamberlin
Champion - .80M Jumpers – Nancy Percival & Picardo
Reserve Champion – Low Child Jumpers – Ali Berens & Little Milton
Winner - $1,000 Children’s Jumper Classic – Summer Phillips & Ronaldo
Winner - $500 Low Child Jumper Classic – Ali Berens & Little Milton
2nd - $500 Low Child Jumper Classic – Elena Bovicini & Chamberlin
4th - $1,500 Modified Jr/Am Jumper Classic – Serenity Phillips & Tesoro
Six Hayden Show Jumping riders and horses participated in the weekend County Level show at Showpark in Del Mar, CA. Below are a few notable results. First place ribbons were earned by Cassidy Mount riding Shadow, Nicole Bryant on Kodachrome, Doris Bryant on Kodachrome, and Wendy Wiessner on her horse, Bonanza. In addition our riders earned:
Reserve Champion – Low Adult/Am Hunters – Doris Bryant & Kodachrome Reserve Champion – Low Adult Jumpers – Wendy Wiessner & Bonanza
Congratulations to Lane Clarke who just won the $40,000 Los Gatos Luxury Cars Grand Prix at the Bay Area Menlo Charity Horse Show August 9th riding Semira de Saulieu (owned by Charlotte Gadbois).
Read about this exciting win and his inside turns in Chronicle Of The Horse and Horse And Style Magazine.
Photo Credit: Mollie Bailey
1st - $40,000 Los Gatos Luxury Cars Grand Prix – Lane Clarke & Semira De Saulieu
1st - $1,500 Children’s Low Jumpers (42 entries) – Summer Phillips & Ronaldo
1st - $500 1.35M Jumpers 7/8 Year Old – Lane Clarke & One Time
1st – Modified Jr/Am 1.20M Jumpers (21 entries) – Serenity Phillips & TACO
1st – $125 1.00M Low Children’s Jumpers (52 entries) – Summer Phillips & Ronaldo
3rd - $1,500 1.10M Summerhouse Farm Children’s Jumpers – Serenity Phillips & Ronaldo
4th - $10,000 Adult Am Jumper Classic – Krista Borgers & High Voltage
5th - $125 1.00M AA Jumpers (52 entries) – Nancy Percival & Jus De Nan
1st –$ 500 Adult Jumper Classic – Diane Puchbauer & Natana II
2nd- $1,000 AAm Jumper Classic – Krista Borgers & High Voltage
Champion – A/A Jumpers – Diane Puchbauer & Natana II
Reserve Champion-.90M Jumpers - Lane Clarke & Picardo
Reserve Champion-.80M Jumpers – Nancy Percival & Picardo
Reserve Champion-Low Child Jumpers – Ali Berens & Mozart Z
Reserve Champion-1.40M Jumpers – Lane Clarke & McLord’s First John
On July 27, twenty-one year-old, Lindsay Douglass riding her horse Butterfly Tibri Z beat out the Europeans in the 1.40M Small Tour of the Grand Prix in Vlamertinge, BELGIUM. With a time of 36 seconds in an exciting jump-off, Lindsay surpassed the former Belgian champion to win the event. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Lindsay Douglass Wins 1.40M Grand Prix in Vlamertinge, BELGIUM
On June 15, 2014, Katie Crampton and her new horse Hananiah won the $1,500 Farmvet Modified Junior Amateur Classic at the Blenheim June Classic II in San Juan Capistrano, CA.
Congratulations to Katie Crampton
for a great win!
Congratulations to Lane Clarke who continues his winning streak with two more Grand Prix wins at the Blenheim June Classic I – June 4-8. He won both grand prix events held at the meet riding Semira de Saulieu (owned by Charlotte Gadbois).
$25,000 Markel Insurance GP
$30,000 Blenheim June Classic I GP
Winner - $25,000 Markel Insurance GP – Lane Clarke & Semira
Winner - $30,000 Blenheim June I GP – Lane Clarke & Semira
Champion – Adult Amateur Jumpers – Anne Cole & Sisco Kid
Champion - .80 Jumpers – Wendy Wiessner & Bonanza
Reserve Champion – Wendy Wiessner & Bonanza
1st-1.10M Jumpers – Keller Taylor & Little Milton
2nd - $750 Markel Six Year Old Jumper – Lane Clarke & Di Nero B
3rd - $1.000 Adult Amateur Classic – Krista Borgers & High Voltage
4th - $7,500 CashCall Mortgage 1.35M – Lane Clarke & MH Wardance
4th – Low Child Jumper Classic – Ali Berens & Mozart Z
5th - $500 Low Child Jumper Classic – Alexa Aziz & Little Milton
11th - $10,000 Junior A/O Classic – Katie Crampton & Hananiah
On April 26, at the 93rd Annual Flintridge show Lane won the $25,000 Land Rover of Pasadena Grand Prix. (He won this two years ago as well and placed second in 2013.) Travelling south the following week, Lane won the $25,000 Surfside Grand Prix at the Del Mar Nationals. The show culminated with the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar in which Lane came in second on the amazing mare, Semira de Saulieu owned by Charlotte Gadbois. The pair was one of only two horse and rider combinations to go clear out of thirty. With a class full of seasoned international veterans and Olympians, Lane finished double clear and only two tenths of a second behind the leader in this crowd-pleasing test of speed and skill. In just four weeks of competition Lane amassed the following:
Grand Prix Wins & Placings:
1st - $25,000 Land Rover of Pasadena Grand Prix (93rd Flintridge) – Semira de Saulieu
1st - $25,000 Surfside Grand Prix (Del Mar Nationals) – Kiss The Sky
2nd - $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar (Del Mar Nationals) - Semira de Saulieu
4th - $25,000 Markel Grand Prix – (Blenheim Spring III) - Semira de Saulieu
4th - $25,000 S&S Bankcard Systems (Flintridge Spring) – Kiss The Sky
5th - $25,000 Land Rover of Pasadena Grand Prix (93rd Annual Flintridge) – Kiss The Sky
5th - $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar (Del Mar Nationals)- Kiss The Sky
After years of steady progression up the ranks, seventeen year old Katie Crampton debuted in her first grand prix competition at the Flintridge Spring Classic on April 18. Aboard her horse, Union Jack, Katie placed eighth among 22 other competitors in the $25,000 S&S Bankcard Systems Grand Prix. She is now currently ranked seventh in the $265,000 GGT Footing Grand Prix series. Katie has been riding with Hayden Show Jumping for the past four years. We are so happy to be part of her success.
Champion - Children’s Jumpers - Serenity Phillips & TACO
Champion – Low Child Jumpers - Alexa Aziz & Little Milton
Reserve Champion – 6-Year-Old Jumpers - Lane Clarke & Di Nero B
Reserve Champion – Adult Am. Jumpers - Naif Alsudairy & Almazed
Reserve Champion - .80M Jumpers - April Branson & Jus De Nan
1st - $500 Low Child Jumper Classic – Ali Berens & Mozart Z
1st - .90M Jumpers – Wendy Wiessner & Bonanza
2nd – $1,000 Adult Amateur Jumper Classic – Naif Alsudairy & Almazed
2nd- $500 Low Child Jumper Classic – Alexa Aziz & Little Milton
4th - $25,000 Markel Grand Prix – Lane Clarke & Semira de Saulieu
Ali Berens on Mozart Z, Wendy Wiessner on Bonanza & Serenity Phillips on TACO
Producing Champions for Over Thirty Years
Mickey Hayden was awarded the 2013 Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association Mark Mullen Memorial Trophy in recognition of his success and service in equestrian sports. Mickey has been winning and producing winners in Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation for over thirty years.
Mickey pictured here in 1982 with CPHA Champion, Anita Linn.
Recent Wins and Achievements:
Winner - PCHA Mark Mullen Horsemanship Award (2013)
Winner - $40,000 Blenheim Spring Classic II GP (2013)
Winner - $10,000 Hereford Junior/AO Jumper Classic
Winner - $25,000 Flintridge Grand Prix (2012)
Winner - $30,000 LAEC Memorial Day Classic (2012)
Winner - $55,000 Del Mar World Cup Qualifier (2012)
Winner - $30,000 Blenheim June Classic I Grand Prix (2011)
Winner - $25,000 Blenheim Summer Grand Prix (2011)
Winner - $10,000 High Jump (6'9") Del Mar Nationals (2010)
Winner - $10,000 Pebble Beach Lexus Jumping Derby (2011)
Team Silver - North American Junior Championships, Lexington, KY (2010)
Team Silver - U.S. National Junior Championships, Harrisburg, VA (2010)
Team Bronze - North American Young Rider 1.50M (2012)
Year-End Champion - 2013 PCHA Low Adult Amateur (2013)
Series Champion - GGT Footing 1.40M Grand Prix Series (2013)
Regional Champion & Team Gold - USHJA 1.10M Jumpers (2013)
On December 1, Jennifer Reese and Lane Clarke were married in Fallbrook, California. Jennifer is a veterinarian with Equine Medical Associates of Tustin. She is a life-long horsewoman with a dressage and eventing background. She has been riding and showing HSJ horses for the past few years.
Photo Credit: Robert Paetz Photography
Hayden Show Jumping & Riding School held their annual Holiday Party for clients, staff, and friends on Sunday, December 8th. Pictured are several staff members.
From left to right: Megan Larrabee (Instructor), Doris Bryant (Office Manager), Kelly Taylor (Instructor), Mickey Hayden (Head Trainer), April Branson (Trainer/Instructor), Heather Ikerd (Billing), and Zeschia Booman (Instructor).
We have the best staff!!!
After months of competition, Lane Clarke was named the winner of the GGT Footing Grand Prix Series, earning $19,000 in prize money. The series started in April and included nine 1.40M classes held at some of California’s top venues with over 65 of the nation’s best horses and riders. Lane led the standings going into the Del Mar International Show. After placing in the GGT Series Final with Semira de Saulieu owned by Charlotte Gadbois, he secured the championship spot.
Del Mar International Welcome Week (October 16-29)
Champion - Adult Jumper – Diane Puchbauer & Carrow Cruise
Champion - .90M Jumpers – Ali Berens & Mozart Z
Reserve Champion – Modified Junior Amateur Jumpers Katie Crampton & Almazed
Del Mar International World Cup Week (October 22-27)
Champion – 1.20M Jumpers – Lane Clarke & Little Milton
Champion – 1.10M Jumpers – April Branson & Multiple Horses Reserve
Champion – Training Hunters – Lane Clarke & Uno Momento Reserve
Champion – Low Child Jumpers – Summer Phillips & Sambucus
Reserve Champion – Modified Child Jumpers – Summer Phillips & Sambucus
Reserve Champion – 1.00M Jumpers – Diane Puchbauer & Carrow Cruise
38 horse and rider pairs from Zones 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 competed for three days over extremely technical 1.10M courses at the Sacramento International Horse Show in the USHJA Children’s Regional Championships. Serenity Phillips, riding her horse Tesoro, was the anchor of the four-rider California II Team which with no faults won the Team Gold Medal. In the final round of the $5,000 USHJA Children's Regional Championship Serenity aced the three-rider jump-off securing the Individual Gold Medal as well.
Read about the 2013 USHJA Children's Amateur Jumper West Regional Championships here in The Chronicle of the Horse.
With every ride, Summer won a blue ribbon at the Sacramento International Horse Show.
Ultimately, Summer won the $500 Equine Matrix Low Child Jumpers class and the Championship in Low Children's Jumpers with her horse Sambucus.
September 7th, Lindsay Douglass aboard her new horse Butterfly Tibri Z won the $10,000 Barby Hartwig Hereford Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic at the Portuguese Bend National Horse Show. The following day, the pair took second place in the $15,000 Seahorse Classic.
In the Adult Amateur USHJA Regional Championships at the Sacramento International Horse Show, Diane Puchbauer riding her horse Carrow Cruise earned the Bronze medal over three days of competition among 14 other competitors.
Lane Clarke riding Kiss the Sky (owned by Lane’s father, Allen Clarke) took second place in the $25,000 GGT Footing 1.40M Grand Prix at the Huntington Beach Surf Classic on July 7. In a field of 23 competitors, Lane put in a stellar ride on this 2009 World Cup ranked mare.
Fourteen horses and their riders competed in the Showpark Summer Festivals I & II in Del Mar July 17-28. As usual, many of our riders took first place ribbons, and all were in the ribbons. Below are the most notable highlights.
1st Place - $1,500 1.10M Jumper Classic-Lane Clarke & Vis-A-Vie
1st Place - $500 Low Children Jumper Classic 1.00M-Elena Bonvicini & Chamberlain 1st Place – Junior A/O Jumpers-Lindsay Douglass & Butterfly Tibri Z
2nd Place - $500 Low Adult Jumper Classic 1.00M- Diane Puchbauer & Natana II
3rd Place - $2,000 1.20M Jumper Classic- Lane Clarke & Little Milton
5th Place - $1,000 Adult Jumper Classic-Anne Cole & Sisco Kid
6th Place - $1,000 Adult Jumper Classic-Diane Puchbauer & Carrow Cruise
Champion - Five-Year Old Jumpers – Lane Clarke & Di Nero B
Reserve Champion– .90M Jumpers – April Branson & Mozart
Reserve Champion – .90M Jumpers - Bonnie Gainer & Lequito
Reserve Champion - Low Child Jumpers – Elena Bonvicini & Chamberlin
On the weekend of July 13-14, five Hayden riders (Nicole Bryant, Tiffany Chen, Ashleigh Haugan, Emma Montgomery, and Gabrielle Montgomery) attended the Showpark County 3 Horse Show in Del Mar. Riders were warmed up and supported by instructor, Kelly Taylor, and all were in the ribbons. Below are some the the highlights of the show:
1st – Long Stirrup Equitation Over Fences – Tiffany Chen & Mocha Chip
2nd-Crossrail Hunters – Nicole Bryant & Kodachrome
2nd – Long Stirrup Hunter Course - Tiffany Chen & Mocha Chip
Ten riders and their horses from Hayden Show Jumping competed in the second and third weeks of the Blenheim June Classic Series in San Juan Capistrano. Result highlights are below:
Champion-.90M Jumpers-April Branson & Mozart Z
Champion-.90M Jumpers-April Branson & Bonanza
Champion-1.20M Jumpers-Lane Clarke & Little Milton
Reserve Champion-.90M Jumpers-Summer Phillips & Godiva
1st - $2.000 1.20M Jumper Classic-Lane Clarke & Little Milton
2nd & 7th - $5,000 Junior-A/O Jumper Classic-Lindsay Douglass & Butterfly Tibri Z
4th - $500 Low Child Jumper Classic-Elena Bonvicini & Chamberlin
1st - Five Year Old Jumpers 1.15M-Lane Clarke & Di Nero B
1st – 1.10M Jumpers-Serenity Phillips & Tesoro
San Juan Capistrano, CA – April 7, 2013 – Lane Clarke & Semira de Saulieu do it again winning the $40,000 Blenheim Spring Classic II Grand Prix at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park among 44 other tough competitors. Lane was double clear with the fastest time. Lane rode Semira in only one other grand prix, the 2011 $25,000 Blenheim Summer I Grand Prix, and won that as well.
She's a fabulous mare. In December 2010, Lane and owner, Charlotte Gadbois, travelled to Europe selecting the horse among many with the assistance of Mickey Hayden. In a little over two years, Semira’s performance has been nothing short of spectacular. In addition to her two grand prix wins, in 2012, she placed second in the $25,000 Flintridge Grand Prix and $10,000 Thermal Jr. A/O Classic with Charlotte. That year, she also took Charlotte to the NAJYR Championships in Lexington, Kentucky where they won team Bronze and 4th place overall.
Kelly Taylor, a Hayden instructor, is also captain of the UC Irvine Equestrian Team. On April 6, she was awarded first place in the Open Over Fences Division at the Zone 8 Championships for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association in Parker, Colorado.
She will be representing UCI at IHSA Nationals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - May 3-5. Kelly was also awarded the Cacchione Cup for her region. The Cup is awarded to the number one rider for each region, and those who win this award compete in the Cacchione Cup Tournament at Nationals against all of the other Cup recipients from across the country.
Kelly has also been asked to be one of three riders to represent the United States in the American AIEC (Association Internationale Des Etudiants Cavaliers, or the International University Equestrian Federation) Team.
Great Job, Kelly!!!
Blenhiem Spring Classic I - March 26-30
2nd Place - $1,000 Adult Am. Classic – Diane Puchbauer & Carrow Cruise
Champion - .90M Jumpers – Bonnie Gainer & Natana II
Reserve Champion - .90M Jumpers – Ali Berens & Mozart Z
Reserve Champion - .80M Jumpers – April Branson & Mozart Z
Champion – 7 & 8 Year Old Jumpers – April Branson & One Time
Blenheim Spring Classic II - April 2-7
1st Place - $40,000 Blenheim Spring II GP – Lane Clarke & Semira de Saulieu
2nd Place - $1,500 Modified Jr. Am. Classic - Lindsay Douglass & Butterfly Z
1st Place - $500 Adult Jumper Classic – Diane Puchbauer & Carrow Cruise
Reserve Champion - .90M Jumpers – Elena Bonvicini & Chamberlin
Reserve Champion - .90M Jumpers – Jenn Reese & C’est Classique
Champion - .80M Jumpers – Jenn Reese & C’est Classique
Champion – Children’s Jumpers – Elena Bonvicini & Chamberlin
Reserve Champion – Children’s Jumpers - Serenity Phillips & Tesoro
Champion – Low Child-A/A Jumpers - Serenity Phillips & Carlos
Del Mar, CA – October 27, 2012 – Lane Clarke does it again. Winning the $55,000 "Villas at Rancho Valencia" World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix at the Del Mar Fall Festival marks the third time this year he won a big grand prix, and it puts him solidly in the top ten ranking of the North American West Coast World Cup League. Lane has had much success recently winning or placing in many grand prix and other money classes on the West Coast circuit. At the Del Mar Fall Festival alone he won:
1st - $55,000 Del Mar Fall II WC Qualifier - Casseur de Prix
1st - $1,000 Del Mar Fall I 5- & 6-Year Old Jumpers - Caspar S
1st - $250 Del Mar Fall II 1.40M Jumpers - Caretol
1st - $250 Del Mar Fall II 1.35M Jumpers - Caretol
1st, 2nd & 4th - $250 Del Mar Fall I 1.45M Jumpers - Caretol, Casseur & Kiss the Sky
Ten horses and their riders made the trip to Sacramento for two weeks of competition at the Sacramento International Horse Show. As usual, our Hayden Show Jumping contingent performed with great results. In a number of large classes, our riders took first, second, and third places and earned chempionships and reserve championships demonstrating the strength of our training program here at Nellie Gail.
At left: Elena Bonvicini, Serenity Phillips, and Summer Phillips
Many may have noticed the absence of our feline friend, Johnny Cat, who passed in mid-September. Johnny was very social and enchanted both horses and humans as he strolled the barn aisles and equestrian center property. He was always willing to come when called, hang out, be pet, and picked up. He was popular among our summer campers and anyone who had the pleasure to interact with him. Johnny was confident and friendly with an enormous personality. He is sadly missed and will remain in our hearts and thoughts.
Hayden Show Jumping made the September cover of Riding Magazine with North American Young Rider, Charlotte Gadbois and her horse Semira de Saulieu. A two-page article inside the magazine highlights some of what makes our training program so successful.
Hayden riders proved that they excel in hunters and equitation at the Victory County Level Show in September. Ella Blott riding Sargeant Pepper placed first in the OCHSA 2”6” Medals. Emma Montgomery riding Romantica Z took a first and a third in Children’s 2’9” Hunters and came away with the Reserve Championship in Children’s Hunters. Anne Cole also did very well earning two second place finishes and two third place finishes in Jumpers with her horse David who is just coming back after an injury. Well done, riders!!!
Charlotte Gadbois riding her new mare, Semira de Saulieu helped the Zone 10 Team (California and Nevada) earn a Bronze Team Medal at the North American Young Rider Championships and an Individual 4th Place Finish on July 22 in Lexington, Kentucky. The pair navigated the notoriously difficult courses at the championships where fence heights reached 1.50 M (nearly 5 feet). We are very proud of her accomplishments reaching this level of competition in such a short period of time with Semira.
This summer our riders continue their winning streak. Among many notable finishes, they earned the following Championships and Reserve Championships.
A special congratulations to Wendy Wiessner on the purchase of Bonanza and winning the Adult Amateur Jumpers Championship in her first show with him.
Champion-Low Children’s Jumpers-Elena Bonvicini & Bugatti
Champion-Adult Amateur Jumpers-Wendy Wiessner & Bonanza
Reserve Champion-Adult Amateur Jumpers-Joanna Dillon & Ard Duplicate
Champion-5&6 Year Old Jumpers-Lane Clarke & Caspar S
Champion-Low A/A Jumpers-Susan Phillips & Sambucus
Champion-Low Child-Adult Jumpers-Serenity Phillips & Tesoro
Champion-Modified Child Jumpers .90M-Serenity Phillips & Tesoro
Champion-Modified Adult Jumpers .90M-Susan Phillips & Sambucus
Reserve Champion-.80M Jumpers-Ali Berens & Mozart Z
Nineteen year-old, Charlotte Gadbois, qualified as one of four riders to represent Zone 10 (California and Nevada) in the North American Young Rider Championships to be held July 17-22 in Lexington, Kentucky. To qualify, riders must complete in a series of competitions including a final one at the Oaks. Jumps are set to a maximum of 1.50 Meters (4'11") with proportional spread between 1.50 M and 1.80 M (4’11” to 5’9"), and courses must include one open water obstacle.
Charlotte qualified with her horse Semira de Saulieu. She is one of three Hayden Show Jumping riders in recent years to represent Zone 10 in the exclusive NAJYR Championships.
Charlotte with Mickey Hayden, the Zone 10 Junior and Young Rider Teams, and Jumping with Semira de Saulieu
Burbank, CA – May 28, 2012 – With 26 horse and rider teams in the $30,000 Memorial Day Classic Grand Prix, eight made it clear into the jumpoff. Ultimately, taking first place was Lane Clarke of Hayden Show Jumping riding McLord's First John, owned by head trainer, Mickey Hayden. Lane also took third place riding Granville's Casseur de Prix.
Exactly one month earlier, Lane placed first and third riding the same horses in the $25,000 Grand Prix at Flintridge.
For more details, read the Langer Equestrian Group press release HERE.
On April 28, two Hayden Show Jumping riders took first, second, and third places in the $25,000 Land Rover of Pasadena Grand Prix at the 91st Annual Flintridge Riding Club Horse Show. Among the forty competitors participating in the event, only six went double clear. The large crowd was exuberant in their show of support cheering our top three. Below are the final Flintridge results. Click here for press release with more details.
1st - Lane Clarke & McLord's First John (Mickey Hayden, owner)
2nd - Charlotte Gadbois & Semira de Saulieu (Charlotte Gadbois, owner)
3rd - Lane Clarke & Granville's Casseur de Prix (Granville's Equine, owner)
Photos Courtesy of Captured Moment Photography.